Everything we announced at the 450X Virtual Open House

Hey @450X-Pre-Orders

We have quite a few updates to share with you folks today. Buckle up, take some time to go through all the information below. The following posts will have the information required for you to complete your purchase of the 450X in your city.

Use this handy guide below to navigate between the various sections:

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Test Rides

We’ll be starting off with the warp mode trials in Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. The community gets first and exclusive access to try out warp mode, before we open it up for others. The first few days are just for our community members. Head over there between 10 AM to 6 PM to take a warp mode trial!

City Start date Location
@Hyderabad 26 October Mainland China, Hitech city
@Pune 21 October B.U Bhandari Triumph, Pashan Road
@Ahmedabad 21 October Nexa Showroom, Ambawadi

We’re not waiting for the Experience Centers to be opened in each city. Warp mode trials, and later deliveries will start from an interim location, and you’ll be able to check out the Series 1 scooter in person as well. Other cities, we’re in the process of getting our on-ground operations up, and will announce them when we’re ready in your city.

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Purchasing options

The Ather 450 Plus, with a lower price

The Ather 450 Plus now starts at a price of Rs. 1,39,990 (Ex-showroom, Bengaluru) . Prices might vary slightly depending on your city, but this pricing will allow a lot of you to make the switch to electric at a lower cost. Head over here “What are the specification differences between 450 Plus and 450X?” to see the full differences between the Ather 450 Plus and the Ather 450X.

Loan

Apart from Hero Fincorp Limited, we’ve also onboarded IDFC as our loan partner. We’re in the process of adding at least 1 more loan partner, and will announce as and when things crystallize.

What can you expect with the loan options?

HFCL IDFC
Rate of interest - Flat 9.99% 11.65%
Processing Fee of loan amount 2% 2%
Documentation & stamp duty 1000/- 1000/-
Maximum loan amount upto 85% of ex-showroom price upto 85% of on-road price
Loan tenure options (months) 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 12, 24, 36
Foreclosure charges (of the outstanding principal loan amount + GST) 5% 4%

The prices might vary marginally depending on your city. For Bengaluru and Chennai, reach out to Ather Space in your city for more details. For other cities, the dealer will be able to help you with details on the scheme you’d be eligible for.

Note: These might change at the discretion of the financial partners.

Lease

We’ve worked with Autovert on lease plans for both the Ather 450 Plus and the Ather 450X.

Down payment: You can go with a minimum down payment of Rs. 25000, and a maximum down payment of Rs. 60,000.

Monthly rental: Your monthly rental will vary between Rs 3,900 to Rs 5,095 for the Ather 450 Plus, and Rs. 4,637 to Rs. 5,689 for the Ather 450X, depending on your downpayment and lease duration.

Inclusions:

  • Comprehensive insurance worth Rs. 10,000
  • Third party insurance for 5 years
  • All vehicle maintenance included - Ather Service Lite

Note: For those who are eligible for Series 1 and opt for the Ather 450X through lease, you will get Ather Service Pro for the duration of your lease term. The terms and pricing might change slightly depending on your city. At the time of purchase, you’ll be able to check the final costs and terms for your city.

You can take the Ather 450X or the Ather 450 Plus on lease for upto 36 months, with an option to exit anytime after 12 months. If you choose to lease for 3 years, at the end of your lease term, you will get 100% cashback of your down payment or you can retain the vehicle at no additional cost. This is an introductory plan for our early owners who want to opt for the lease plan.

Other than servicing, you’ll have to purchase additional packs such as Ather Connect separately.

There will be a one time application and processing charges of Rs. 1850

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Buyback

When buying a tech enabled scooter, especially an electric one like the Ather 450X, a lot of you might be worried about long term usage scenarios. Technology is evolving rapidly and so is battery technology. We’re confident that the Ather 450X can be used for many many years, but we’re now assuring you of that long term reliability and product quality.

With the Ather 450X, we’re announcing the Buyback program. If you purchase an Ather 450X or an Ather 450 Plus, you can now return the vehicle back at the end of three years.

Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Buyback can be availed between the 30th and 36th month
  • Value upto Rs. 85,000 for the Ather 450X, and Rs. 70,000 for the Ather 450 Plus

Some terms and conditions:

  • Don’t miss any periodic service due for your vehicle
  • Use it only for private, non-commercial commutes, and be the first owner.
  • Keep your scooter in great condition, avoid damage
  • Have fun riding, but it should be under 30,000 km

You can find the detailed terms and conditions here: https://bit.ly/3kjdEwi

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What do you get at the time of delivery?

What’s in the box?

  • Ather 450X or the Ather 450 Plus
  • Ather Dot Home charger or Portable charger

As announced earlier, the accessories such as smart helmet, TPMS and performance tyres would be available early next year. Here are the indicative dates for the same. We’ll communicate on the features, details and pricing closer to the date of availability.

Accessory Indicative timeline
Performance Tyres April 2021
Smart Helmet April 2021
TPMS April 2021

Note: The Ather 450X will be delivered with the hardware required for Bluetooth. The firmware required to enable the functioning through the dashboard is undergoing final testing, and will be delivered through an Over the Air Update in February 2021.

You’ll get the update to enable Bluetooth functionality on the Ather 450X regardless of which Ather One subscription plan you’re on.

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Ather subscriptions

The original Ather One plans were designed to offer a single payment that would make your ownership hassle free, but a lot of you wanted more flexibility in the plans. Based on feedback from our community, we have made the plans more flexible for you to choose from. The focus is to offer lower cost packs based on your need. Maybe you want to use navigation, but are not too keen on ride statistics, or you just want basic servicing to be covered. The new plans ensure you can choose what you want.

The plans can now be availed quarterly or annually, and have two versions - Lite and Pro.

Fast charging at Ather Grid points will be free for a few months, so we’re not making a pack for that available at this moment.

Ather Connect

Ather Connect enables connectivity and smart features on your Ather 450X and Ather 450 Plus. We’ve made Ather Connect even more affordable with Ather Connect Lite, which covers connectivity and smart features on-vehicle.

Ather Connect Pro offers advanced connectivity features such as ride statistics, remote monitoring of charge, location tracking, app connectivity and more.

Key Features Ather Connect Lite Ather Connect Pro
Onboard Navigation Yes Yes
Improvements to the Dashboard over-the-air Yes Yes
Ride Statistics on Ather App Yes
Remote Location Tracking, Theft & Tow Detection Yes
Remote Charge Monitoring Yes
Push Location from Ather App Yes
Pricing - Quarterly (excl GST) Pricing - Annual (excl GST)
Ather Connect Lite Rs. 400 Rs. 1500
Ather Connect Pro Rs. 700 Rs. 2400

Ather Service

Similar to the Ather Connect plans, we’re introducing Lite and Pro variants of the Ather Service plan.

Ather Service Lite: Offers predictability of costs for all your servicing needs

Ather Service Pro: Offers you the convenience in addition to predictability.

Key Features Ather Service Lite Ather Service Pro
Scheduled Maintenance Yes Yes
Labour & consumables covered for any issue* Yes Yes
Charge run out/Puncture assistance Yes Yes
Roadside Assistance Yes Yes
Doorstep Service/Pick-up & drop Yes
Pricing - Quarterly (excl GST) Pricing - Annual (excl GST)
Ather Service Lite Rs. 800 Rs. 2400
Ather Service Pro Rs. 1100 Rs. 3600

You can also avail service on a pay-as-you go model. The price list for this would be made available closer to deliveries.

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Delivery timelines

Cities Full payment open Deliveries
Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad 31 October Starting Diwali (in batches)
Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi November - December November - December
Kozhikode, Coimbatore Q1 2021 Q1 2021

Here’s when the different colours would be in stock in the above cities:

Grey - Nov 2020 onwards

Series 1 - Nov 2020 onwards

White and Mint Green - Dec 2020 onwards

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450 -> 450X upgrade program for current owners

For those of our 450 Owners who are looking to upgrade to the 450X, we announced back in January that we’d be sharing a Ather Health Certificate with details of the ride and service history, health of the battery and ride performance.

We’ve been in talks with various potential partners about an easy way to upgrade, but due to the COVID related economic impact, their appetite to take a risk on this is low.

However, we’re working on a P2P platform initiative to reduce the hassle of resale for those looking to upgrade. The aim is enable:

  1. Aggregation of demand for second hand Ather 450s. There are lots of people who want to switch to electric at a lower upfront cost. A second hand Ather 450 would be a perfect way to enter into the world of electric vehicles.
  2. An interface for buyers and sellers to provide their requirements.
  3. Connecting relevant buyers and sellers only

We’ll share more details on this around the 28th of October here, as well as through email for those who’ve expressed interest.

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